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Florida State Splits Double-Header with Georgia



April 4, 1999

ATHENS, Ga. - The Florida State softball team split a doubleheader with the Georgia Bulldogs this afternnon in Athens. The Lady Bulldogs took the first game 5-0 but the Lady Seminoles rebounded to take the second game, 6-0.

The Lady Bulldogs got the early lead, scoring three runs in the first inning before Jen White struck out the last batter to end the inning. Georgia would score two more runs and would only give up eight hits to shut-out the Lady Seminoles. Christy Cerecedes went 2-2 from the plate and Danielle Cox added two stolen bases. Jen White took the loss for FSU, striking out three batters and allowing nine hits.

Cercedes started the scoring for the Lady Seminoles in game two, driving in Cox. FSU broke the game wide open in the third inning, scoring five runs off two Georgia errors and two hits. Corrie Williams and Cercedes both had a sacrifice RBI in the inning as Becky Wallace and Danielle Cox both had hits. Wallace added an RBI as did Tami Post, who brought in Dana Bailey.

Cox was perfect from the plate, going 4-4 with one stolen base. Cerecedes was 1-2 from the plate with two RBI's and Andi Lyons added a stolen base. Leslie Malerich improves to 9-7, giving up three hits and striking out two batters.

Florida State inproves to 28-20-1 as UGA falls to 21-14. The Lady Seminoles will return to action on Wednesday, April 7 as they head to Gainesville for a double-header with the Florida Gators beginning at 4:00pm.

LINE SCORE:

Game 1:

FSU 000  000  0 0 8 1
UGA 301  010  0 5 9 1
Winning Pitcher: Natalie Price Losing Pitcher: Jen White
Game 2:
FSU 105  000  0 6 10 1
UGA 000  000  0 0  3  0
Winning pitcher: Leslie Malerich Losing Pitcher: Rhonda Coffelt

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